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POINT BREAK: Ericson Core directing Remake of Kathryn Bigelow Film

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Ericson Core directing Point Break Remake. Kathryn Bigelow‘s 1991 action film Point Break is being remade and Ericson Core has been tapped as the director. Ericson Core is known “for his cinematography work on the box office success ‘The Fast and the Furious’ for Universal Pictures and ‘Daredevil’ for 20th Century Fox, Core made his directorial debut with Disney’s ‘Invincible’ starring Mark Wahlberg.”

The official press release for Ericson Core directing the Point Break remake:

Ericson Core (“Invincible”) will direct the feature film remake of the classic 1991 action-thriller POINT BREAK for Alcon Entertainment, it was announced by Alcon co-founders and co-CEO’s Broderick Johnson and Andrew Kosove.

Kosove and Johnson will produce along with Michael DeLuca, John Baldecchi, Chris Taylor and Kurt Wimmer (“Salt,” “Law Abiding Citizen,” “Total Recall”), who also wrote the screenplay. RGM Media principal Devesh Chetty and investor John McMurrick, Chairman of Marloss Entertainment, will serve as Executive Producers.

The new version of the film is set in the world of international extreme sports, and like the original involves an undercover FBI agent infiltrating a criminal ring. The filmmakers are keeping other plot points under wraps.

Known for his cinematography work on the box office success “The Fast and the Furious” for Universal Pictures and “Daredevil” for 20th Century Fox, Core made his directorial debut with Disney’s “Invincible” starring Mark Wahlberg.

The Kathryn Bigelow original, starring Keanu Reeves, Patrick Swayze and Gary Busey, was produced by Largo Entertainment and released by Fox. The film went on to become an instant classic and remains beloved by the youth culture around the world.

Principal photography is set to begin at the end of the year. Alcon will release through its output deal with Warner Bros.

Alcon principals Kosove and Johnson secured rights to the project from RGM Media, John McMurrick and Chris Taylor in 2011. In addition to the feature rights, Alcon has also secured television and gaming rights to POINT BREAK.

My thoughts on the Point Break being remade: Nooo. NOOOOOOOOO.

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